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Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 Napoleon Series Writing Contest! The winning entries can be seen at:

The 2008 Napoleon Series Writing Contest: the Winners!

Happy New Year from the Napoleon Series Team!

31 December

André Develloet has set up The Dutch-Belgian Cavalry at Waterloo Archives. These archives contain material that he was not able to place in his book by the same name. The first installment includes:

Some Thoughts on the Dutch-Belgian Cavalry
The Dutch 6th Hussars (Boreel) in the Waterloo Campaign
Excerpts Regarding the Dutch-Belgian Troops at Waterloo from the Siborne Letters in the British Library, London
Dutch Sources

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon, Napoleon is sent to Saint Helena.

Chapter 3 of Book 6

In Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

60th Foot
95th Foot

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

John Cameron
Colin Campbell
Henry Lawes Luttrell Carhampton

More regiments in Ray Foster's Notes on Wellington’s Peninsular Regiments:

4th Foot
5th Foot
6th Foot

15 December

Bas de Groot translates into English The Memoirs of Adriaan Frans Meijer, Lieutenant-General in the Army of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1786-1841, over the years 1808 and 1809

In a new study, Ray Foster provides the history of British Regiments in Notes on Wellington’s Peninsular Regiments. The first three units he looks at are:

3rd Battalion 1st Foot
2nd Foot
1st Battalion 3rd Foot

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Andrew Thomas Blayney
Isaac Brock
Robert Brownrigg

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815

1st Life Guards
2nd Life Guards

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon, Napoleon returns from Elba!

Chapter 2 of Book 6

We close with a review of: Carole Divall's Redcoats against Napoleon: the 30th Regiment during the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars

30 November

A new study from Steve Brown: British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815

1st Dragoon Guards
2nd Dragoon Guards
3rd Dragoon Guards

Andrew Bamford's concludes his study of the British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses:

Strength, Losses, and Analysis

The British generals continue their march in Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Samuel Auchmuty
George Beckwith

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon, Napoleon returns from Elba!

Chapter 1 of Book 6

In the his Memoirs from the Russian Archives, Alexander Mikaberidze adds:

Patriotic Thoughts or Political and Military Considerations on the Upcoming War between Russia and France and on Inciting an Insurrection in Germany by Means of a Military Expedition

Ron McGuigan updates Anglo-Allied Army in Flanders and France - 1815

Dave Camillo reviews Eureka's Napoleon on the Bridge at Arcola, 1796 in 28mm

Alexander Mikaberidze reviews 1812: Russia's Patriotic War

15 November

The 12th Issue of the War of 1812 Magazine!

Editorials

Editorial by John R. Grodzinski

Articles

In Memoriam: Robert G. Malcomson 1949-2009 by Donald Graves

Dobbs and the Royal Navy at Niagara by Robert Malcomson

The War of 1812 and the Tourist Encounter in Upper Canada: Eight Watercolour Views by Philip John Bainbrigge, RE. by Kamille T.H. Parkinson, PhD

Field Artillery of the War of 1812: Equipment, Organization, Tactics and Effectiveness by Donald Graves

Reviews: Books, Film, Collectables and Ephemera

Constitution vs Guerriere: Frigates During the War of 1812

Canada 1812 – 1814: Fighting Under the British Banner. The Swiss Regiments de Watteville and de Meuron on the Fronts of the Niagara and Montreal

31 October

Colin Jones and the Portsmouth Napoleonic Society write about a little known opeation along the east coast of Spain in 1808:

Thomas Lord Cochrane: the Defense of Fort Trinity November - December 1808

The British generals march again in Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

John Robert Abercromby
Ralph Abercromby

More from Andrew Bamford from his study of the British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses:

Organisation in 1814

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon there is the invasion of France in 1814:

Book V: Chapter Six

Steven Brown updates information on several regiments in his British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

6th Foot
7th Foot
8th Foot
9th Foot
10th Foot

In Virgilio Ilari's study of The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

The Italian Navy: 1792 - 1815

15 October

Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 Napoleon Series Writing Contest! The winning entries can be seen at:

The 2008 Napoleon Series Writing Contest: the Winners!

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon there is the invasion of France in 1814:

Book V: Chapter Five

In Andrew Bamford's study of the British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses:

Organisation in 1813

A review by Digby Smith of John Gill's

1809, Thunder on the Danube (Vol. II): The Fall of Vienna and the Battle of Aspern

In Virgilio Ilari's study of The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

Lista dei generali italiani 1800-1815

Steven Brown updates information on several regiments in his British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

1st Foot
2nd Foot
3rd Foot
4th Foot
5th Foot

In our Bibliographic Section, we have:

Articles on Flags of the Napoleonic Wars by Luis Sorando on the Internet

30 September

After 62 installments, Enrico Acerbi finishes his massive study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy with:

The Revolt of the Army and the Clash at Torriglia

In Andrew Bamford's study of the British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses:

Organisation in 1812
Appendix II – Organisation of Anglo-Portuguese Forces in the Barossa Campaign

In Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

23nd Foot
24th Foot
25th Foot

In Virgilio Ilari's study of The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

French Conscription in Italy: 1802-1809
French Conscription in Italy: 1811-1812
French Conscription in Italy: 1813-1814

We have an update to Ron McGuigan's The Forgotten Army: Fencible Regiments of Great Britain 1793 - 1816 

15 September

Luis Sorando looks at flags lost by the Portuguese in the Peninsular War:

Trophies Taken by the French Forces From the Portuguese during the Spanish Campaign

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon there is the invasion of France in 1814:

Book V: Chapter Four

In Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

20th Foot
21st Foot
22nd Foot

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Siege of Coni (Cuneo)

Steve Brown provides a

List of British Officers to Whom His Majesty Has Granted Honorary Crosses, Medals, Etc.

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809 we continue to look at the officers from the 28th Foot:

Lieutenant Roger P. Gilbert
Lieutenant Charles A. Huddlestone

In Virgilio Ilari's study of The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

Lista dei Reggimenti italiani 1796-1801 (Repubbliche Giacobine)

31 August

Steve Brown looks at British infantry regiments with the highest death and desertion rates from 1811 - 1813:

Heroes and Villains: Death and Desertion in the British Army 1811 to 1813

Andrew Bamford continues his study of the British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses:

Organisation in 1811

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon there is the invasion of Russia:

Book V: Chapter Three

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Battle of the Mondovì Hills: 6 November

More on the Italians in Virgilio Ilari's study of The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

Lista dei ministri della guerra e marina italiani 1800-1815

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809 we look at three officers from the 28th Foot:

Captain Joseph Bradbey
Lieutenant John Falconer Briggs
Lieutenant Robert Prescott Eason

Some uniform plates from our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online:

The Russian Amry in Hamburg (1814): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers

We close with a review of:

'It all Culminated at Hougoumont': the Letters of Captain John Lucie Blackman, Coldstream Guards 1812 – 15

15 August

In a major new study on the Peninsular War, Andrew Bamford examines British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses:

Introduction
Organisation in 1810
Appendix I – Spanish Forces at Cadiz, March 1810

Roberto Scattolin tells about what it cost Marshal Massena to ride in the carriage at Wagram.

An Economic Discrepancy in the 1809 Austrian Campaign: the Scratched Price of Titled Glory

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The 4th Battle of Novi (4 - 6 November 1799)

Virgilio Ilari's continues his study of The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

Lista dei Reggimenti italiani (1800-1815) (in Italian)

In Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

1st Foot Guards

More depots from Steve Brown!

British Cavalry Regimental Depots 1804 – 1812

We close with a couple of updates to Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809:

Captain James Walsh
Lieutenant Robert Gresley Lavers

31 July

More infantry regiments in Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

17th Foot
18th Foot
19th Foot

In a companion piece to his study on British infantry regiments, Steve Brown looks at:

British Infantry Regimental Depots 1804 – 1812

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

George Wilson
John Wilson
James Wynch

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Battle of Genola: 4 - 5 November 1799

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon there is the invasion of Russia:

Book V: Chapter Two

In Virgilio Ilari's study on The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815:

Italian Regiments 1792 - 1799 (in Italian)

15 July

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon there is Napoleon's divorce from Josephine:

Book IV: Chapter Nine

It is the final days of the campaign in Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Road to Genola – the Battles at Stura and Murazzo (27 - 31 October)

For those who read Italian, we begin a major new study by Virgilio Ilari on

The Italian Military in the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815

Ron McGuigan continues to provide biographies of British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Charles Sutton
John Ormsby Vandeleur
William Wheatley

Steve Brown adds more regiments to British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

14th Foot
15th Foot
16th Foot

We close with some uniform plates from our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online:

Polish Cavalry in Hamburg (1806 - 1814): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers

30 June

The 11th Issue of the War of 1812 Magazine!

Editorials

Editorial by John R. Grodzinski

Articles

A North Country Treasure -- Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

"Every horror was committed with impunity . . . and not a man was punished!" Reflections on British Military Law and the Atrocities at Hampton in 1813 By Don Graves

Documents, Artefacts and Imagery

In Memoriam

Target Practice, War of 1812 Style

The War of 1812 Bars to the Naval General Service Medal by John Grodzinski

Reviews: Books, Film, Collectables and Ephemera

Strange Fatality: the Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813

The United States Army in the War of 1812: Concise Biographies of Commanders and Operational Histories of Regiments with Bibliographies of Published and Primary Sources

Niagara 1814: The Final Invasion

Miscellaneous

Recent Scholarship on the War of 1812

War of 1812 War College

Wasaga under Siege: "A War of 1812 Experience" the 24th, 25th, and 26th of July 2009

Warring for America, 1803–1818: Call for Papers

 

15 June

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon it is about the birth of Napoleon II:

Book V: Chapter One

In Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

11th Foot
12th Foot
13th Foot

More generals in Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

William Frederick Spry
James Stirling

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809 we finish our study of the officers from the 91st Foot:

Lieutenant Robert Gresley Lavers
Lieutenant Colin McDougal

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

St. Cyr’s Advance - Battle at Bosco

We close with a review of Ian Robertson's

A Commanding Presence - Wellington in the Peninsula 1808 – 1814: Logistics, Strategy, Survival

31 May

Paul Dawson looks at the size, age, and experience of a Grenadier-à-Cheval in:

Portrait of a Grenadier-à-Cheval of the Imperial Guard

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

John Byne Skerrett
Haviland Smith

More regiments in Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

10th Foot
73rd Foot

Dale Pappas examines the anti-Ottoman insurgency in the Balkans:

A Brief History of the Serbian Insurrections 1804-1817

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Championnet’s Attack – Clashes at Beinette Village

Roberto Scattolin discusses whether Napoleon's methods of motivating his troops were justified in:

May 1809 – On Conduct and Leadership: a French view at Essling

In our Reviews Section, we have a review of a new computer game:

Crown of Glory: Emperor's Edition

We close with corrections to Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call.

Corrections

15 May

Dale Pappas examines The Napoleonic Wars and Brazilian Independence

In time for the 198th Anniversary of the battle of Albuera, Guy Dempsey adds to the Albuera 1811 – The Electronic Archives

How the “Die Hards” Got Their Name

Steve Brown provides more regiments to British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

7th Foot
8th Foot
9th Foot

More British generals in Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Charles Millar
Daniel Seddon

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Reorganization of the Right Wing – Battle at Bracco Pass

In our Bibliographic Section, Juanjo Sanchez Arreseigor provides a detailed listing of the documents used in his new book:

Vascos contra Napoleon: Archival and Primary Source Documents

We close with corrections to Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call.

Corrections
The "Peninsula Roll Call" Spreadsheet

30 April

The campaign is winding down in Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Fossano and Savigliano: the 1st Clashes

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

James Kemmis
Sigismund Baron Low
John Mackenzie

More British regiments in Steve Brown's British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

4th Foot
5th Foot
6th Foot

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809 we look at the officers of the 42nd Highlanders:

Lieutenant William McBeath
Lieutenant Thomas Munro

Roberto Scattolin tells the story of an all but forgotten hero of the 1809 Campaign in Italy.

Bravery at the Brenta River: Ambrogio Uboldo and Stories of Valour

15 April

Steve Brown begins a new research project called British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815. The first three regiments he examines are:

1st Foot
2nd Foot
3rd Foot

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon:

Book IV: Chapter Eight

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809 we look at the officers of the 91st Foot:

Captain James Walsh
Lieutenant William Garland

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

William Moundy Harvey
Andrew Hay
John Keane

Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy has:

The Last Battles & the End of the Directory’s Wars August-December 1799

We close with a correction to:

Where Have All the Regiments Gone? The Modern Descendants of the Regiments of the 1815 British Army: the 61st to 104th Foot

31 March

In the fourth part of his article on the British regiments of 1815, Don Graves looks at the

Where Have All the Regiments Gone? The Modern Descendants of the Regiments of the 1815 British Army: the 61st to 104th Foot

Enrico Acerbi concludes the battle of Novi in Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Defeat of the French

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

William Cox
George Duncan Drummond
Alexander John Goldie

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809 we look at the surgeons of the 52nd Foot:

Surgeon George Peach
Assistant Surgeon John Williams
Assistant Surgeon Edmund O’Leary

More corrections to Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call.

Corrections

We conclude with a review by Chris Gibbs of Isser Woloch's:

Napoleon and His Collaborators: The Making of a Dictatorship

15 March

Eman Vovsi examines the evolution of the French military bureaucracy and military law in:

Pierre Daru, the System of Military Administration, and le Code Militaire, 1805

More generals have been added to Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Robert Barclay
John De Bernewitz
Francis John Colman

We continue to look at the officers of the 52nd Foot in Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809:

Lieutenant John Woodgate
Lieutenant Charles Ward

More from Enrico Acerbi on the momentous events of 15 August in Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Russian Attack

In the third part of his article on the British regiments of 1815, Don Graves looks at the

Where Have All the Regiments Gone? The Modern Descendants of the Regiments of the 1815 British Army: the 26th to 60th Foot

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon:

Book IV: Chapter Five

More corrections to Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call. Many of them cover the chaplains.

Corrections

We finish with a review of a new novel on the Peninsular War:

Alone with Glory

28 February

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809, we look at the officers of the 52nd Foot:

Captain Clement Poole
Lieutenant William Royds 52nd Foot

Ron McGuigan continues to add more generals in his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Loftus William Otway
William Ponsonby
William Henry Pringle
Andrew Ross

Greg Gorsuch translates another chapter of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon. Please note, that the publisher of the original book mislabeled the chapters and there is no Chapter Five. However, there is not break in the sequence of the story.

Book IV: Chapter Six

Enrico Acerbi looks at the momentous events of 15 August in Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

General Kray's Attack (August 15, 1799. 5 a.m.)

In the second part of his article on the British regiments of 1815, Don Graves looks at the

Where Have All the Regiments Gone? The Modern Descendants of the Regiments of the 1815 British Army: the Guards and 1st to 25th Foot

More corrections to Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call. Many of them cover the chaplains.

Corrections

15 February

Don Graves compares the British regiments of 1815 to where they are today in:

Where Have All the Regiments Gone? The Modern Descendants of the Regiments of the 1815 British Army: the Cavalry

Greg Gorsuch translates another chapter of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon:

Book IV: Chapter Four

In Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809, we look at the officers of the 43rd Foot:

Lieutenant Henry Lynch Drake Brockman
Lieutenant George Brown
Assistant Surgeon Richard O'Connell

Morgan Deane examines whether Napoleon's performance at Leipzig was on the genius level as defined by Clausewitz":

Genius at Leipzig? A Study of Napoleon’s Leadership Skills as Judged By Clausewitz

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Thomas McMahon  
Terence O'Bryan O'Loghlin

Napoleon as seen through the eyes of a 14 year old.

Napoleon Bonaparte: The World’s Greatest

Enrico Acerbi looks at the change in the situation in Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

August 14, 1799: Change of Initiative

Occasionally, we find an officer who served in the Peninsula, but is not included in our edition of the Peninsula Roll Call. They can be found in: Additions to the Peninsula Roll Call. The first individual is:

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Ross 48th Foot

More corrections to Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call. Many of them cover the chaplains.

Corrections

We close with a review of Stuart Reid's Wellington’s Officers: a Biographical Dictionary of the Field Officers and Staff Officers of the British Army 1793 – 1815

31 January

Ron McGuigan and I begin a study on the officers who served in the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809. The article, Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809, consists of biographies on over 40 officers. The first installment covers the officers from the 92nd Highlanders:

Captain William Logie
Lieutenant John Cattanach
Lieutenant John A. Durie
Assistant Surgeon George Beattie

Ron McGuigan provides a list of the British units that served in the Peninsular War and what happened to them over the years:

British Regiments in the Peninsular War 1808-1814

Don Graves look at the proceedings of a commission set up by King William IV to review military punishments:

British Military Discipline in the Napoleonic Period: Gleanings from the Inquiry into the System of Military Punishments in the Army, 1836

Enrico Acerbi examines the pivotal events of August in Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Down the Valleys (August 9-14, 1799)

In Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

John  Gaspard Le Marchant
Stafford Lightburne

In Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call:

Corrections

On a final note. . . it is rare that one individual has contributed so much to the articles in one update. Ron McGuigan was involved in the research and writing of 8 of the 10 articles this week!

15 January

Happy New Year! We are starting the year off with a link to only one file, the smallest update we have had in twelve years. However, this one link will take you to the largest project the Napoleon Series has ever undertaken. I am pleased to announce, that in conjunction with the Royal United Services Institute, we bring you Captain Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call! It contains over 9,600 files on officers who fought in the Peninsular War in the British Army! In it you will find information giving:

Name of the individual
Ranks the individual held while serving in the Peninsula
Dates of rank
Dates the individual served in the Peninsula
Unit or units the individual served with in the Peninsula
Staff Positions the individual held
Wounds received, along with the date wounded
Date and cause of death if died in the Peninsula
Battles and campaigns the individual fought in
Medals and honors received

This was a massive undertaking, that began last May and took the combined efforts of eight individuals, from four countries, on three different continents to complete! Among those who contributed to the project are: Gary Donaldson, Paul Horsfield, and Tim Mahon from the U.K., Don Graves from Canada, and Rory Muir, from Australia. It was truly a team effort! I would particularly like to thank Howie Muir (U.S.) and Ron McGuigan (Canada), who joined me in the thankless task of transcribing data from 9,620 files into a usable index. It literally took hundreds of hours of work! I particularly would like to thank Ron, who spent a week proof-reading the files and checking the links to ensure all were correct!

To see their amazing work, click on:

Captain Lionel S. Challis's Peninsula Roll Call

The year 2008 was also an incredible year for the Napoleon Series. It continues to grow at an incredible rate. We now have over 80,000 articles, reviews, images, maps, and other items. All are free to the public and the number of daily visitors is immense. We average over 75,000 files downloaded per day, while our monthly downloads average about 2 million! On any given day, we have over 1.1 gb of data downloaded! The forum continues to be the place for exchanging of ideas, with over 15,000 messages posted last year.

The Napoleon Series is truly a team effort. I first would like to thank all of those who contributed articles and material to our twice monthly update. These articles are the heart of the Series and are what make it the great place that it is! There were almost 50 different contributors, from a variety of countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.! If I forgot someone, please accept my apologies in advance!

I would be amiss if I did not publicly thank all of the editors who are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Series. In alphabetical order are:

Tony Broughton, the Research Editor. He has always been there to answer even the most obscure question! Few are aware, that many of the images that we use to illustrate the articles come from his private collection!

Donald Graves, Editor. He often served as a sounding board for me, providing me with much welcomed advice.

John R. Grodzinski, Editor of the War of 1812 Magazine. He has done an incredible job getting the magazine up and running.

Tom Holmberg, the Reviews Editor. Every review published on the Series is edited by Tom first! .

David Markham, Editor and Liaison with the International Napoleonic Society. David provides us with much valuable support and coordination with our sponsor.

Our Forum Moderators and Editors: Howie Muir and David McCracken. The two of them have done a superb job keeping the Series reputation for having the most scholarly and civil of all Forums on the internet!

Alexander Mikaberidze, Editor. Alex is our resident expert on the Russian Army of our era and continues to bring to light material that had not been previously published in English.

I would like to close with by thanking those who contributed much time and effort judging our various contests:

Caroline Miley for running our 4th Annual Napoleon Series Humor Contest!

Dr. John G. Gallaher, Colonel Jack Gill, Donald Graves, J. David Markham, and Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze who were the judges in our annual writing contest!

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